COVID-19 Vaccine

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To protect yourself, your loved ones and your community, all individuals age 6 months and older should get the COVID-19 vaccine. If you're ready to schedule a vaccine appointment, select a region below to begin. If you're uncertain about the vaccine, please scroll to the bottom of this page to see common questions answered by UnityPoint Health experts

Please find a location to see visitor restrictions and masking policies before visiting one of our facilities.

Additional (third) dose - Certain immunocompromised individuals can receive a third vaccine dose, as outlined by the CDC. Please call your primary care provider if you have any questions or to schedule your appointment.

Schedule a COVID-19 Vaccine Near You

Find a primary care location near you for more information on scheduling your COVID-19 vaccine. Please note that scheduling online through the MyUnityPoint patient portal is available for current patients in most locations. 

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How do I know the vaccine is safe for my child?
Thousands of children participated in the vaccine clinical trials. With continuous monitoring and millions of doses administered to adults, the vaccines have proven to be very safe. There are common, minor short-term side effects but nothing long-term has been identified.

Although children have a significantly lower risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19, both can happen. In addition, there can be long-term illness associated with initial COVID-19, including in children, so prevention is key.
How long does the COVID-19 vaccine last?
It's normal for vaccine effectiveness to decrease with time. How long you're protected after a COVID-19 vaccine will continue to be better defined, but it's known to last about four-to-six months after vaccination.
I am undocumented/do not have an ID Card. Can I get the vaccine?
Yes, even if you cannot provide proof of residency or state identification. All people in the U.S. – regardless of their immigration status – will be able to get vaccinated at no cost.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

The science used to create the COVID-19 vaccines isn't new — it's rooted in years of research. Every step of the vaccine process went through the same rigorous safety assessments by the FDA as all other vaccines. Finally, our clinical leaders, vaccine committee and infectious disease experts thoroughly review all data surrounding the vaccine clinical trials and support vaccination to help end the pandemic. You can visit the CDC website for more information on vaccine safety.

What are the ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccine

Ingredients for the Comirnaty (Pfizer), Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines may be found on the CDC website

What are the potential side effects?

Side effects are common, but generally mild to moderate and occur within the first few days of getting the vaccine. For more information, visit the CDC website.

What should I expect during my COVID-19 vaccine?
If you're wondering about how to prepare for your vaccine, including information about taking over-the-counter pain medications, read How to Prepare for a COVID-19 Vaccine.

Why should I get the vaccine if I'm pregnant or nursing?

The CDC says pregnant people have increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant individuals. COVID-19 during pregnancy can also increase the risk for preterm birth. Due to support from The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, it's recommended all pregnant individuals be vaccinated against COVID-19. All data indicates the vaccine is very effective and safe during pregnancy